ACTOS Law Suits

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Lawsuits filed on behalf of people developing bladder cancer after taking Actos have increased dramatically since the FDA warnings were issued and recalls of been issue in other countries. Published reports show fling in numerous states with the highest concentrations in New York and New Jersey. The lawsuits claim harmful side effect of ACTOS. The most harmful thus far has been in increase in bladder cancer amongst those taking the drug for extended periods. Studies indicate that ACTOS, prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes medication can have serious side effects of which patient are unaware. Avandia was removed from pharmacy shelves after reports indicated an increased risk of heart attacks for patients.

Bladder Cancer Risks

Bladder cancer risk is the greatest concerning related to Actos, but reports show the medication may pose other health risks as too. Bloomberg reports that patients taking ACTOS were three to six times more likely to develop diabetic macular edema (DME), which reportedly causes swelling and thickening of the retina. Coupled with warnings by the FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA), many Actos patients have decided to hold Takeda accountable for their serious side effects, claiming the company is responsible for the debilitating side effects suffered.

Complications of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer may spread into the nearby organs. They may also travel through the pelvic lymph nodes and spread to the liver, lungs, and bones. Hopefully, victims will respond to their course of treatment and the cancer will not spread. If they do, they will experience painful and expensive treatment including chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Many will not be able to afford the treatment unless those responsible are held liable. The Clore Law Group is helping those suffering serious injuries from taking Actos. If you or someone you love has developed bladder cancer or other serious side effect, contact the dangerous drug attorneys at the Clore Law Group today.

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